Rosalia turns 30 this Sunday, September 25 And she is very happily installed on the Olympus of the pop goddess. The same morning, the Spaniards are in charge of opening a solidarity concert hosted by Mariah Carey, after a vertical career of six intense years, in which Has composed songs that have become worldwide hits And has revolutionized the world of music.
These songs include commercial hits, daring experiments, explosive mix of genres, discovery Genesis and future leaked, But ten of them define him in particular and can be considered the ten steps to fame.
‘Before I die’. The song was released in 2016, when Rosalia was an unknown outstanding student at the High School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC) and her musical (and passionate) partner C. Tangana had yet to make the jump to the charts. The theme is what has been called a ‘sleeper hit’, as some discovered it on the network and even today claim to have met Rosalia before anyone else, most of them knowing of its existence two years later when it was released. was included in the soundtrack. The first season of the Netflix series “Elite”.
‘Catalina’: The first single from Rosalia’s debut album, ‘Los Angeles’ (2017), the most flamenco album of all time by the artist, who fell in love with this ancestral art in the streets of her native Sant Esteve Cesarovares. Rosalia did not learn flamenco at home, but she made it the focus of her musical training and, as the protagonist of the first album, How Could It Be Otherwise, is not pure flamenco, but a reinterpretation of old songs.
‘badly’. It was this song that made him famous. It is the first cut from their album ‘El Mal Amar’ (2018), an album that began as a final year project and ended as a musical revolution with much flamenco clap and very urban underpinnings.
‘I think about your look’. It is yet another feature of the same work, which tells the story of a toxic relationship through eleven chapters that speak of abuse, subjugation, empowerment and liberation.
‘say my name’. Apart from ‘El Mal Querer’, it was a song used by those who wanted to bitter Rosalia’s success, criticizing her for “appropriation” of gypsy culture. It did them no good. He also took off.
‘Baghdad’. It is the heartbreaking chapter of ‘El Mar Queiro’, a tattered song in which he remains faithful to his flamenco roots and his close relationship with Barcelona, the city where the striptease venue called Baghdad is located, to which the title refers. . A connection with the original that persists to this day, but has been losing weight over time, given the strong impression of his emotional, physical and musical travels to Latin America.
‘With height’. Along with Colombian J Balvin, it is one of the singles that Rosalia released after “El Mal Querer”, with which she networked outside Spain and made her next move to the Olympus.
‘Maybe necessary’, This experimental reggaeton with classic jazz mixed with synthesizers unnerved those who thought that Rosalia had unexpectedly thrown herself into the arms of the most commercial music industry based in Miami. It was one of the previews for their next and so far last album, ‘Motomi’, and managed to generate great hope: How was the new album going to be? commercial? experimental? flamenco? Latin? .. in the end it was all in one.
‘Candy’. It is one of the songs favored by Generation Z on the album ‘Motomi’, an album in which it moves away from flamenco to reach Latin sounds, although the mix of styles is so explosive that it is difficult to classify. In any case, this is an album that has not only lived up to the expectations but has gone ahead and been a success both among Tik Tok and music critics. a feat.
‘Condemnation’. A mambo with elements of merengue and electropop destined for the dance floor, it is her most recent success, but it will not be her last, the goddess not easily expelled from Olympus.